Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically improving the nose. Rhinoplasty can be performed strictly for cosmetic reasons or to correct nasal trauma due to an injury, congenital defect, or breathing impairments.
Anesthesia type: General
Facility type: Outpatient surgical center
Recovery time: 1 -2 weeks
What to expect: swelling, bruising, asymmetry during healing process, stuffy nose, some discharge.
Deciding to have a nose job –
If you are considering rhinoplasty, after educating yourself about the procedure on our website and other education sites, call our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Hurvitz at his Long Beach, CA. office. During your visit, let Dr. Hurvitz know what bothers you about your nose and how you would like to change it. If you would like to bring in pictures of noses you like, please do so. While pictures help Dr. Hurvitz gain an understanding of your aesthetic goals, please understand every person’s facial anatomy is different and there are many factors which contribute to what can and cannot be done.
In addition, keep in mind there is no such thing as a perfect nose. Rhinoplasty surgery can enhance facial features, provide improved facial symmetry, and emphasize your natural beauty. Dr. Hurvitz will examine your nose and other facial features, followed by explaining how specific changes will enhance your appearance. He will also let you know if your expectations are realistic and achievable.
During your consultation Dr. Hurvitz will also review your overall health and discuss with you the risks, recovery time, and costs involved. All of this information will help you decide whether having a nose job is right for you.
In cases of rhinoplasty which include correction due to injury, defect or breathing issues, health insurance may cover some of your costs. If you have health insurance, make sure you talk to your insurer in advance so you know what’s covered and what you will need to pay for. Please also discuss with Dr. Hurvitz or his staff to find out if your surgery qualifies for insurance coverage. Health insurance typically does not pay for procedures that are done only for cosmetic reasons.